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Conferences, workshops, exhibitions and tours at the University's Science Weeks

14 educational centers and more than 350 students participate in the activities organized at the academic center.

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08/11/13 17:32 Loreto Marquez

A lecture series ofknowledge dissemination scientific, experimental workshops, exhibitions and guided visits to the Museum of Natural Sciences and the research center Applied Medicine (CIMA ) are some of the activities that complete the poster of the Science Weeks 2013 of the University of Navarra, which is expected to involve 14 schools in the region and more than 350 students.

The series of lectures has been inaugurated with the topic "The 2013 Nobel Prizes (Physics/Chemistry) explained", at position by Diego Maza and María Font, professors at the University of Navarra. This will give way to other conferences that will take place on 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, with topics as varied as nanoscience, the environmental challenges facing Europe in the coming years, Alzheimer's disease or the documentary milestones of human evolution.

In addition, until November 15 will take place the workshops "Touch the Chemistry" and "Touch Biology", aimed at secondary schools and high schools, and high school diploma. There will also be guided visits to CIMA and the Museum of Natural Sciences. Also, on the 15th, coinciding with the day of the patron saint, will take place the submission of extraordinary prizes of doctorate and licentiate degree of the School of Sciences.

Lastly, on Saturday, November 16, a series of workshops will be held on conference of experimentation in biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry , nutrition and pharmacy.for students in 1st and 2nd grade of high school diploma. The aim is to give students the opportunity to get to know these degrees well so that they can decide later what to study. They will be able to carry out many of the experiments that demonstrate the mechanisms of chemical reactions, the synthesis of medicines, the use of the microscope, the observation of animal biodiversity or the design of a healthy menu. These will close the Science Weeks.



All sessions will take place at 12:30 p.m. at auditorium of Hexagon Building. Except on Friday, November 8, when lecture will be held at classroom 4 of the Los Castaños building.

Friday, November 8th

"The 2013 Nobels (Physics/Chemistry) Explained".

Prof. Diego Maza (Dept. Physics and Applied Mathematics University of Navarra) and María Font (Dept. Chemistry Orgánica, University of Navarra).

Monday, November 11th

"Nanoscience: science fiction or reality?"

Prof. Ramón Álvarez Puebla (Catalan Institution of research and programs of study Advanced; Dept. Chemistry and Physics, Universitat Rovira i Virgili; researcher of the Technological Center of the Chemistry of Catalonia).

Tuesday, November 12th

"What environmental challenges will Europe face in the coming years?"

Prof. Jesús Miguel Santamaría (Dep. Chemistry and Soil Science, University of Navarra). 

Wednesday, November 13th

"How does the cell's transport system work?" (In relation to the. award

Nobel Prize in Medicine 2013)

Prof. Marián Burrell (Dept. of Histology and Anatomy Pathology, University of Navarra).

Thursday, November 14th

"Alzheimer's Disease: from Biology to Pharmacy."

Prof. Alberto Pérez Mediavilla (Prof. Biochemistry and Genetics, University of Navarra).

Friday, November 15th

"Fundamental Milestones in Human Evolution."

Prof. José María Bermúdez de Castro (Co-director of the excavations of the Pleistocene sites of the Sierra de Atapuerca; award Príncipe Asturias de research Scientific and Technical in 1997).